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Obese!?!!? Thanks for the global warming.

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Obesity contributes to global warming: study

GENEVA (Reuters) - Obesity contributes to global warming, too.

Obese and overweight people require more fuel to transport them and the food they eat, and the problem will worsen as the population literally swells in size, a team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine says.

This adds to food shortages and higher energy prices, the school's researchers Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts wrote in the journal Lancet on Friday.

"We are all becoming heavier and it is a global responsibility," Edwards said in a telephone interview. "Obesity is a key part of the big picture."

At least 400 million adults worldwide are obese. The World Health Organization (WHO) projects by 2015, 2.3 billion adults will be overweight and more than 700 million will be obese.

In their model, the researchers pegged 40 percent of the global population as obese with a body mass index of near 30. Many nations are fast approaching or have surpassed this level, Edwards said.

BMI is a calculation of height to weight, and the normal range is usually considered to be 18 to 25, with more than 25 considered overweight and above 30 obese.

The researchers found that obese people require 1,680 daily calories to sustain normal energy and another 1,280 calories to maintain daily activities, 18 percent more than someone with a stable BMI.

Because thinner people eat less and are more likely to walk than rely on cars, a slimmer population would lower demand for fuel for transportation and for agriculture, Edwards said.

This is also important because 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions stem from agriculture, he added.

The next step is quantifying how much a heavier population is contributing to climate change, higher fuel prices and food shortages, he added.

"Promotion of a normal distribution of BMI would reduce the global demand for, and thus the price of, food," Edwards and Roberts wrote.

http://www.reuters.com/article/healt...080515?sp=true


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Re: Obese!?!!? Thanks for the global warming.

The BMI is flawed. When I was at my playing weight, my BMI was over 31 (5'11" 225 lb) and I was ripped with a 6-pack.

By their calculations, almsost every athlete (or very muscular person) is Obese. I prefer to rely on body fat percentage as a more accurate scale.

The easy way to do it is, if your belly hangs over your belt, your fat.

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Re: Obese!?!!? Thanks for the global warming.

It amazes me that we have to have "studies" in order to point out the obvious.

Obese people eat more and use their own "energy" less (i.e. they drive everywhere instead of walk, use elevators instead of stairs, etc.).

This like spending millions on a study only to show that SUV's are worse for energy policy and the environment than a Yaris. Duh.
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^^ Exactly what I thought.

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[quote author=BigTrucker link=topic=112304.msg2326792#msg2326792 date=1211241861]
The BMI is flawed. When I was at my playing weight, my BMI was over 31 (5'11" 225 lb) and I was ripped with a 6-pack.

By their calculations, almsost every athlete (or very muscular person) is Obese. I prefer to rely on body fat percentage as a more accurate scale.

The easy way to do it is, if your belly hangs over your belt, your fat.

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lol damn man just lay it out like it is. Double chin? Obese. havent seen your ween in a few years? Obese. Socks man a decent size indent on you cankles? Obese. Stick more than half a finger into your belly button? Obese.


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[quote author=WetsuitxNinja link=topic=112304.msg2327080#msg2327080 date=1211245997]
lol damn man just lay it out like it is. Double chin? Obese. havent seen your ween in a few years? Obese. Socks man a decent size indent on you cankles? Obese. Stick more than half a finger into your belly button? Obese.



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so niggas that are jacked contribute to global warming too.


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So man boobs arent normal?
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the planet is warming because it's coming out of a minor ice age.
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[quote author=BigTrucker link=topic=112304.msg2326792#msg2326792 date=1211241861]
The BMI is flawed. When I was at my playing weight, my BMI was over 31 (5'11" 225 lb) and I was ripped with a 6-pack.

By their calculations, almsost every athlete (or very muscular person) is Obese. I prefer to rely on body fat percentage as a more accurate scale.

The easy way to do it is, if your belly hangs over your belt, your fat.

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True, but at 5'11" and 225lbs you are using a more energy then most people who are fat and 5'11" 225lbs...since you are buring a lot more calories in exercise then a similiarly heavy person who is overweight. Though I'd rather be 225lbs and ripped then 225lbs and fat.
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